We have posted this in several places, but want to make sure that those who have registered after November 10 at 5 pm have this information:
Please be aware that those who registered, or will register, after 5 pm on November 10 are not guaranteed this year’s commemorative shirt. This year’s commemorative shirts will be given out at packet pickup on Wednesday, November 23 from 11 - 2 at Bill's Bike and Run in Snake River Landing. The shirts will be distributed on a first come first choice basis among those who registered after 5 pm on November 10. In addition, sponsor contributions to race packets were set at original projections. Race packets with ALL the sponsor contributions will be distributed on the same first come first choice basis. If there are any of the additional shirts and complete race bags remaining at the end of packet pick up, we will bring them with us Thanksgiving morning. ALL PARTICIPANTS will get a shirt, bib, and bag. ALL PARTICIPANTS will be eligible for the prizes at the event and receive the finisher prizes designated.
HINT: be early to packet pickup
Each year we include this notification on our registration but only the very last to register may have been affected. We regret that this year more of you will be impacted but we are so very grateful for your support of the Community Food Basket and the less fortunate in our region.

Guaranteed shirts will only be held until 8:15 Thanksgiving morning.

Race to Feed the Hungry
benefitting the 
Idaho Falls Community Food Bank
Sponsored by

When the idea for this race was presented to local runners and businesses, many estimated that between 50 and 75 participants would come out and run on Thanksgiving Day. Indeed, just two days prior to the race, 78 persons had registered. Early on Thanksgiving morning 2005 we came out and marked the course, set out the hot chocolate, and put up our registration table. Then runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes started to arrive. The registration line grew and grew. On that 18 degree autumn morning, over 200 people came out in support of this wonderful community event, and a community tradition was born.

The 2006,7,8,9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 2015 Race Feed the Hungry events were the largest holiday benefit races of thier kind in the entire state of Idaho, and generated thousands of dollars for the Idaho Falls Community Food Bank each year. 2015 was amazing year.

This year we are preparing for 3,500 runners, joggers, and walkers to join us in Freeman Park on Thanksgiving Day. Some will complete the walk, others will jog in the 5K race, and some will fly like the wind in the 10K race. Fast or slow, all will be part of something special.
Please note that since 2011 we had offered short sleeve shirts as and option.  In 2015, 93% of participants choose the short sleeve option.  As a result this year's ONLY short sleeve shirts will be ordered.

As in the past we are encouraging families by offering a special "Family" registration rate.  We will also continue to sign-up groups and organizations of 12 or more, registering them as teams with the option to select a unique shirt color for their participants, take part in our special radio broadcast, and appear bigger than life on our Jumbotron screen. Teams MUST have a minimum of eight registrations no later than 4 pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 to be processed.  Teams must have your registrations complete, shirt color selection made and ALL shirt sizes confirmed no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, November 02, 2016.



EARLY Registration ENDS Saturday, October 1, at 5 pm
Please note that there will be race week registration beginning Thursday, November 17, however there will be an additional $5 fee for late registration for individuals and $15 fee for late registrations for families. We cannot gaurantee the  commemorative shirt for those who register after Thursday, November 10.
For more information call the Gobbler Line at:

(208) 521.2243.

Happy Holidays!!

Event schedule and times

Deadline for individual registration: Saturday, November 23

NOTE:  Only those who register by Thursday, November 10 are guaranteed a commemorative event shirt. Late registrations may receive a shirt. As this is a benefit event we are unable to issue REFUNDS.

Please note that EVERYONE will then get a SHORT SLEEVE shirt.



Team Packet Pickup

Tuesday, November 22


 930 Pier View Drive

 Idaho Falls

 4 to 6 p.m.

Only Teams with 12 or more members who registered by the

November 2 deadline and have specific color shirts for thier teams


Wednesday, November 23

For Individuals, Families not with the teams identified above, and those who listed a team but are smaller than the teams listed above.


930 Pier View Drive

Idaho Falls

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Event (Race Day Registration)

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24


Freeman Park

8:00 a.m.

8:20 Activities;  Prize giveaways, Costume Contest, Warm-up, National Anthem

9:00 Race Starts


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 To Register Online:

It's Your Race

FINAL LATE Registration deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016, Mountain Standard Time or 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

We invite everyone to make the Race to Feed the Hungry a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Bring all your family and friends for a brisk walk, jog, or run in PERSONAL BEST Performance’s 12th annual running of the Thanksgiving Day Race to Feed the Hungry.



The 10K course has changed this year.  We are grateful to Gray at Bill's Bike and Run for putting this course together for us!


For more information email us or,

for immediate assistance call the Gobbler Line at:

(208) 521.2243.

Happy Holidays!!



We reserve the priviledge to modify, change, or alter the event activites and courses if weather, and or courses conditions, may not be adequately safe or conduscive to the planned activities.  Any change would be for the welfare and saftey of those participating in the event!


Monarch Healthcare

2016 Premier Sponsor 

We are proud to work with the radio stations of Rich Broadcasting to grow this event.




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